Pokémon Go’s March events feature numerous legendary Pokémon and a shiny Nosepass

Giovanni is also returning to his old tricks.

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For Pokémon Go, March will be the start of the mobile game’s next three-month-long season, the Season of Legends. The first new legendary Pokémon arriving in the month will be the Therian Formes of Thundurus and Tornadus, but it looks like Landorus will be left out until April. These Pokémon are only the start of the next wave of legendary Pokémon, and players are bound to see plenty more in April.

The Season of Legends will see multiple special research projects where players will be hunting down new Pokémon. Nosepass, the compass Pokémon, is also being celebrated to help trainers find them. As such, Nosepass will be receiving its shiny version starting on March 9 through the Searching for Legends event.

Giovanni is also returning with shadow versions of Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno each month of the season, which were previously available during the Pokémon Go Fest 2020 event. The Team Rocket leader has mostly been on ice since April 2020, when the coronavirus began its worldwide outbreak. Now that things regarding COVID-19 have steadily calmed down with a vaccine, more people are receiving it, making it easier to hunt after Giovanni.

Like the start of every new month for Pokémon Go, there are a new series of spotlight hours, a research breakthrough Pokémon to catch, and a community day. There’s a new series of events called March Bonus Hours happening March 4, 11, and 18. These events provide an extra opportunity for trainers to complete ongoing events, with the first providing additional Team Rocket balloon spawns.

The first month of Pokémon Go’s Season of Legends looks promising, but we’re waiting to see what new legendary Pokémon appear in April and May before we get too excited.